Facebook, Twitter tested by Trump’s false victory claims

President Donald Trump has more than 87 million followers on Twitter and 33 million followers on Facebook. James Martin/CNET Facebook and Twitter took action on several misleading posts by President Donald Trump about election results as votes rolled in Tuesday, highlighting both similarities and differences in their treatment of political messages.  Both companies labeled a […]

Portland, Maine, bans police from using facial recognition software

James Martin/CNET On Tuesday, citizens of Portland, Maine, passed a ballot initiative banning use of facial recognition and surveillance technology by law enforcement, the Bangor Daily News reported. The Portland City Council had banned use of this software by police...

Twitter flags multiple Trump tweets about elections results

Twitter obscured a tweet by President Donald Trump on Tuesday about  election results. Angela Lang/CNET Twitter on Wednesday obscured multiple tweets by President Donald Trump related to election results as vote counting continues in several states. The social network...

YouTube takes down livestreams with fake election results

YouTube took down videos with fake election results. Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. YouTube on Tuesday said it took down multiple videos that livestreamed fake election results, hours...